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What Font Can I Use
Many of our OCHRE projects work with
that need a specialized
in order to represent the textual content, for example Mesopotamian Cuneiform, or require a particular character set like Hebrew or Devanagari. As a
, OCHRE projects can choose which fonts to use globally throughout the project. In addition, a
can be created to implement the use of more specialized fonts.
font can be identified to OCHRE to be used for the display of Texts. If the font file is made available on a server then OCHRE will download and dynamically install the font as needed by users of OCHRE. It is
necessary to install the font separately on each user's local machine.
At the Oriental Institute we have adapted
the Gentium font
to include the wider range of special characters needed to represent the ancient languages studied by our scholars.
For Egyptian hieroglyphs we have created an OCHRE
based on the
font. OCHRE can create a virtual keyboard from any
, allowing easy access to the characters for inserting as
One of our advanced graduate students at the Oriental Institute, Tytus Mikolajczak, has developed a high quality font that can be specified as the font of choice for displaying cuneiform texts in the
of an OCHRE
Graphemic View using a cuneiform font
Learn more about this special font
Learn more about the Mikolajczak font
help on how to format text
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